Patrick Lange

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Patrick Lange
Patrick Lange IM Kraichgau 2015.jpg
Patrick Lange Ironman Kraichgau 2015
Personal information
Born (1986-08-25) 25 August 1986 (age 36)
Bad Wildungen, Hesse, West Germany
Coached byBjörn Geesmann
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's triathlon
Ironman World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Individual
Gold medal – first place 2017 Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Individual

Patrick Lange (German: [ˈpatʁɪk ˈlaŋə] (listen); 25 August 1986) is a professional duathlete and triathlete from Germany. He is the 2017 Ironman World Champion and the 2018 Ironman World Champion both times breaking the course record. Lange is also the 2010-2013 German champion in duathlon[1] and the 2012 and 2013 German champion in team triathlon with EJOT Team TV Buschhütten.[2]

In 2008 Lange won the military world championships team Triathlon in Estonia and made Bronze in the ITU Duathlon Short Distance World Championships mixed team 2012 in Nancy (France).[3]

In 2018 he won the Ironman World Championships in Kona for second consecutive year with a new course record of 7:52:38, the first time the race has been finished in under 8 hours. At the 2016 Ironman World Championships, Lange had a breakthrough performance and placed third behind Jan Frodeno and Sebastian Kienle. Lange completed a 48:57 swim, a 4:37:39 bike and a 2:39:45 run (the current marathon record in Ironman World Championships) to finish in 8:11:14.[4] In 2017, Lange placed first at the Ironman World Championship. Having completed a 48:45 swim, a 4:28:53 bike and a 2:40:00 run, Lange won the race in a total time of 8:01:40, beating Craig Alexander's 2011 record of 8:03:56.[5] After breaking the course record, during celebrations, Lange duly apologized to Craig Alexander for breaking his previously held record.

Lange starts for DSW 1912 Darmstadt. His trainer is Faris Al-Sultan.[6]


  1. ^ "Patrick Lange Celebrates Title Hat Trick" (in German). 2 May 2012. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Oberurseler Altstadt Duathlon 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ "2012 Nancy ITU Duathlon World Championships Results Team I Germany". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Ironman World Championship 2016 Results". Ironman. Ironman. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ Empfield, Dan (14 October 2017). "Patrick Lange Wins the Hawaiian Ironman". Slowtwitch. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Lange quält sich durch Frankfurter Ironman-Hölle". 7 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.

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Preceded by German Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by